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Working Papers

The Durability of Carbon Cap‐and‐Trade Policy

April 1, 2015
Barry Rabe
The surge of American states’ adoption of policies to mitigate climate change in the late 1990s and 2000s appeared to constitute a first wave of expanding use of market-based policy tools such as carbon cap-and-trade in the absence of binding...

Michigan local leaders see need for state and local ethics reform

March 1, 2015
This report presents Michigan local government leaders' views on a variety of issues regarding ethics at the state and local levels, including how ethical they believe Michigan's state and local government leaders are, what types of ethics policies...
Working Papers

A Survey of Environmental Policies Among the States: 2015

March 1, 2015
Heather Kirkpatrick
The purpose of this study is to begin to develop a comprehensive assessment of the relative activity of the US states in developing environmental policies. We did this by developing eleven policy categories varying across different environmental and...

Farming the Wind: The Impact of Wind Energy on Farming

January 1, 2015
Sarah Mills
In February 2014, owners of farmland in 14 townships in Michigan were sent a mail survey about their opinions of wind energy, recent investments in their homes and farms, and their future plans for their land. A total of 1,210 landowners—72% of all...

Shale Governance in the European Union: Principles and Practice

October 1, 2014
The extraction of shale gas—mainly through the process of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”—has become a central if contentious area of energy policy in the European Union (EU). Like their US counterparts, European policymakers are attracted by the...

Wind power as a community issue in Michigan

July 1, 2014
This report presents the opinions of Michigan local government leaders on issues related to wind energy. It looks at the prevalence of wind turbines in jurisdictions across the state, opinions about the benefits and drawbacks of wind energy, sources...